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Kristy Kirkup is a political reporter for The Globe and Mail based in Ottawa who has spent the last 12 years on and near Parliament Hill. Kristy began her career at CTV News in Ottawa followed by stints with Sun Media, CBC News and The Canadian Press before joining The Globe and Mail. She has travelled internationally with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. She has covered four federal election campaigns (2011, 2015, 2019 and 2021) and has crisscrossed the country to prove it. In 2017, she was recognized, alongside Canadian Press colleagues, with the Canadian Journalism Foundation Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism for a series about sexual trauma in Indigenous communities. In 2021, she was part of a team of Globe and Mail reporters who received the Michener Award, the country's highest journalism prize for public service journalism. Their work was focused on residential schools. Kristy is passionate about using the power of journalism to shine a light in dark places and to lift up the voices of the silenced and forgotten.

Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail


Bachelor of Journalism and English at Carleton University

Bachelor of Education at University of Ottawa

Honours & Awards

Canadian Journalism Foundation Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism (2017)

Michener Award (2021)

Kristy Kirkup abides by The Globe and Mail Editorial Code of Conduct

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